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Classical vocal traditions on celluloid
Films Division, Government of India and Nandan, West Bengal Film Centre, jointly present the third edition of the series, Classical Singers on Celluloid, featuring documentaries made on great Indian classical vocalists. Veena Sahasrabuddhe (dir: Firoze Chinoy; 6 pm) is a biographical documentary on this highly-acclaimed khayal singer. Originally a student of Kathak, she was initiated into this style of music by her father. The fundamental values of the Gwalior gharana and some parts of the Kirana and Jaipur gharanas characterise her unique style of singing. Dhrupad is the oldest surviving form of Hindustani classical music. Dagar (dir: Arvind Sinha; 6.45 pm) is a slow, meditative journey into the musical life and traditions of the Dagars, who have been practising dhrupad for 20 generations. Fusing the depth of the Dagars’ music heritage with the hurly-burly of the modern, the film’s mood ranges from the occasionally playful to the pure and the profound.

Event: Screening of documentaries on Indian classical singers When: Today; 6 pm onwards Where: Nandan III

Art

May 22 - August 1 (exceopt Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show 2009. Featuring works by Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Sumitro Basak, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Sougata Das, Anita Gopal, Farhad Hussain, Paresh Maity, Ganesh Pyne, Satyajit Roy, Suhas Roy, Kingshuk Sarkar, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Paramjit Singh and many other artists from across India. Opening today at 6.30 pm. May 22 - June 13 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, 11 am - 7 pm, Mondays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Recent works by Mustak Khan Chowdhury. Opening today at 6 pm. Till May 22 at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park, #24642617; 2 pm - 7 pm: A retrospective show of sculptures by Sarbari Roy Choudhury. Till May 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: Indian Society of Oriental Art presents its annual exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Till May 23 at Experimenter, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, #98300 15854; 11 am - 8 pm: Tell-Tale: Fiction, Falsehood & Fact 2 — contemporary artist’s narrative perspective on stories and storytellers. Featuring works by Amritah Sen, Anupam Chakraborty, Rajesh Deb, Sarnath Banerjee and Sujay Mukherjee. Curated by Dr Paula Sengupta. Till May 24 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: A exhibition of painting and sculpture. Participants: Ajaykumar Ghoshal, Anup Roy, Debabrata Chakrabarti, Dipti Chakrabarti, Dwijen Gupta, Malay Chandan Saha, Nirmalendu Mandal, Subrata Chowdhury and others in painting, and Asim Basu, Binay Das, Sailen Ghosh, Sankar Ghosh and Umasankar Meta in sculpture. Till May 24 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor gallery; 4 pm - 8 pm: Confluence, the 6th exhibition of painting and sculpture by Expression. Participants: Nikunja Behari Das, Kamal Kushari, Sisir Kanjilal, Vinod Patel, Surath Chaudhary, Ramkumar Manna and others. Till May 25 at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road, #9830050568; 3 pm - 8 pm: Heritage Happenings — an exhibition of sketches and watercolours by Samir Biswas. Till May 28 at Ashutosh Birth Centenary Hall, Indian Museum; 11 am - 6 pm: An exhibition on Rock Art of India from Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal. Till May 30 (except Sunday and holidays) at Museum & Art Gallery, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 10.30 am - 1 pm & 2.30 pm - 7 pm: Glimpses of Ancient India — paintings by Prabhatmohan Bandyopadhyay (1904-1987). Till May 30 (except Sunday) at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, Emami Towers, 687 Anandapur E.M. Bypass, #40113182/83; 11 am - 7 pm: Paintings and sculptures by young artists. Till May 30 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings to mark Buddha Purnima featuring works by Sanatan Dinda, Sudipta Karmakar, Katayun Saklat, Sudita Tewari, Subuddha Ghosh, Bratin Khan, Ramkumar Manna, Atin Basak and Giovanna Caruso. Till June 5 (weekdays only) at Masters Collection Art Gallery; 11 am - 6 pm: Horizon: Inspiring future talents in Art! Showcasing works by Sarbani Ganguly, Joydeep Chatterjee, Supriyo Das, Bharat Das, Dipankar Chanda, Susanta Chowdhury, Polly Basu (Das), Jonaki Pal, Arup Lodh, Soumya Kishore Chakraborty and Subir Dey. Till June 12 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33 Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Outsiders Within, recent works of Arghya Priya Majumdar and Mahjabin Majumdar.

TALK

May 22 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Vedaswarupananda will speak in Bengali on Gita. May 22 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake City; 7 pm: Swami Achyutanandaji Maharaj will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga.

DRAMA

May 22 at Girish Mancha & May 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Bratyajan presents Ruddha Sangeet. Drama & direction: Bratya Basu. May 23 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Proscenium presents Badal Sircar’s Sari Raat (in Hindi). Translated into Hindi by Dr Pratibha Agarwal, the play is directed by Sheo Kr Jhunjhunwala. May 23 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Chinmaya Yuva Kendra presents its latest production, Death - My death is dead, a drama based on the ancient text of Kathopanishad. Passes at Chinmaya Mission, 24665069, 24647076. May 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Dournama. Playwright: Indrasis Lahiri. Dir: Meghnad Bhattacharya.

PERFORMING ARTS

May 22 - 24 at Madhusudan Mancha complex, 5 pm, May 24 at Madhusudan Mancha, 10 am & May 26 at Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi: Shishu Kishore Academy, depratment of information & cultural affairs, Government of West Bengal hosts Rabindra-Nazrul Utsav. May 22 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Angeekam Kalakshetram annual programme features classical dances (Bharata Natyam, Kathak and Manipuri) to be followed by the opera, Tagore’s Kalmrigaya. Direction: Manasi Sengupta. May 22 at Indumati Sabhagriha, Jadavpur University; 6 pm: Kheya presents Kabi Pranam, an evening of Tagore songs and poems. Participants: Kajal Sur, Apala Basu, Ratna Guha, Madhusree Shom, Maitreyee Sen, Bibhas Chattopadhyay and others. May 22 at Kala Kunj; 6.30 pm: Saptak, Santiniketan presents Rabindranath: Gaaner Natak, Natakey Gaan. May 22 at Uttam Mancha; 6.30 pm: Mahanayak Uttam Mancha presents Rabindra Sandhya with Sushanta Mukherjee, Rakhi Sen, Agnibha Bandyopadhyay, Lopamudra Mitra, Rupankar, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Dr Irish Choudhury and Sushmita Roy. May 22 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: Padatik Dance Centre presents Nandaniki — experimental work based on Bharata Natyam, including Tagore songs, by danseuse Ambali Praharaj. May 23 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB-201 Salt Lake; 5 pm: EZCC will host an evening of Tagore songs to be presented by Rabichhaya. May 24 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Under the aegis of ministry of culture, Government of India, Odissi exponent Debamitra Sengupta and the dancers of Calcutta Mayur Lalit Dance Academy present the Odissi ballet, Raas Lila. Kirtan: Seema Acharya Chaudhury. Concept and choreography: Debamitra Sengupta.

film screening

May 22 at Oxford Bookstore; 6.30 pm: To mark International Day against Homophobia, Flash Club and Open Space host Are We Talking Straight, a screening session of short films made by college students from all over India. To be followed by a discussion on Who is a part of the sexual rights movement in Calcutta.

film festival

Till May 25 at Nandan II: UTV Entertainment Television Limited (UTV World Movies) in collaboration with Federation of Film Societies of India and Nandan, West Bengal Film Centre host an international film festival. To be screened today: The Circle (dir: Jafar Panahi; Iran/Switzerland/ Italy) at 4 pm and Blessed by Fire (dir: Tristan Bauer; Spain) at 6.30 pm.

WORKSHOP

May 22 - 24 at Sandre Hall, Calcutta School of Music, 6B Sunny Park; 10 am: Dance workshop to be conducted by well-known Kathak danseuse Keya Chanda. Organised by Makhla Shinjini. Details at 26637417, 9831029506, 9433608986, 9433143781. May 23 (9.30 am - 11 am) & May 26 - 27 (12 noon - 2.30 pm) at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road: Creative Radio Jockey Workshop for Beginners (for the age group 17 yrs to 19 yrs) to be conducted by Dipanjan. To register, call 24556942/43.

EXHIBITION

Till May 30 at Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, 7 Jawaharlal nehru Road: An exhibition of cotton sarees, titled Summer Cool, procured from different parts of India. Till May 28 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: Home Linens & Accessories — an exhibition of durries and accessories for the home. Till May 30 at Azura, 3 Royd Street, #22272219; 11 am - 6 pm: Azura launches its summer collection of a range of silhouettes and of accessories and ethnic & prêt wear. Till May 31 (except Sunday) at Micasa, Crescent Tower, 6th floor, 229 AJC Bose Road; 11.30 am - 6 pm: An exhibition of furniture, accessories and affordable art.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph,6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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